- ‘Tabletop Ready Apps’
- BeatMaker 2 MIDI learn to control synthesizers
- Cubasis v1.2
- The Audiobus support explosion
- Sunrizer for iPad v2.5
- Level.24 from elephantcandy
- d(- -)b
If you use your iPad to produce complete tracks, using MIDI to control synthesizers instead of recording them and import the recordings to a DAW app allows you to not only change the notes they play, but lets you to control the knobs and sliders in the synth throughout you track. This provides for a much more productive (and VST like) workflow as you won’t have to rerecord synths if you change any of their settings or try and record the knob/slider changes yourself – but you’ll still be able to process the synth in a DAW app thanks to Audiobus. Here’s a tutorial on how to use BeatMaker 2‘s MIDI editor and MIDI learn functionality to control a synthesizer app…
Note: You may want to narrow the grid size to 1/96 instead of the default 1/16, to get more of a smooth control over the synths knobs.
Woohoo! Now BM2 is controlling Magellan’s knobs via virtual MIDI!
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BeatMaker 2 on the
Magellan on the
Magellan Jr on the
Sunrizer for iPad on the
Sunrizer XS on the
Arctic Keys on the
If for some bizarre reason you didn’t already download it the minute it dropped on the App Store, Audiobus is %50 off to celebrate GarageBand support… That’s right, GarageBand support.
GarageBand on the Audiobus on the
GarageBand on the
Audiobus on the
Audiobus has made my music production experience on iOS exponentially better. Now that the flood gates to the 1000+ developers who’s been waiting to add Audiobus to their iOS apps, things are just going to continue skyrocketing…
Audiobus Makes SDK Public:
Audiobus Pty Ltd, developers of the revolutionary Audiobus inter-app audio routing app for iPad and iPhone are today making the Audiobus SDK publicly available for all iOS developers. The public release comes after having reached over 100 compatible applications during the SDK’s closed beta.
After a three-month closed beta, the Audiobus Software Development Kit (SDK) is being made available to the public today. The SDK, which allows apps to support the Audiobus inter-app audio routing platform, has already been integrated into more than 100 apps including Animoog, Figure, BeatMaker 2, Auria, and KORG’s entire iOS app lineup. Over 1,000 additional developers have signed up to add Audiobus support to their apps.
The Audiobus SDK beta has already had an extremely positive response from developers. Alex Mathieu, developer of Glitchbreaks said, “It is a fantastic SDK to work with, and the people developing it are super helpful, and extremely responsive.”
Developers can get access to the Audiobus SDK, read the extensive documentation and communicate with other developers at the Audiobus Developer Center, http://developer.audiob.us.
With a clean and simple user interface, Audiobus allows users to easily connect the output of one Audiobus-compatible iOS app into the input of another, playing a synthesizer live into a looper or multi-track recorder, or using one app to manipulate the live output of another.
“It’s what so many iOS music makers want: to be able to use multiple apps at the same time, mixing together the audio from each of them into a single project,” wrote leading musicians’ gear website Music Radar recently, dubbing the app “groundbreaking”.
The Amazing Audio Engine is Here & Open Sourced:
“The Amazing Audio Engine is a sophisticated framework for iOS audio applications, built so you don’t have to.
It is designed to be very easy to work with, and handles all of the intricacies of iOS audio on your behalf.
Built upon the efficient and low-latency Core Audio Remote IO system, and written by one of the pioneers of iOS audio development and developer of Audiobus Michael Tyson, The Amazing Audio Engine lets you get to work on making your app great instead of reinventing the wheel.”
Let the wobbling begin!
P.S. If the codes you win are for apps you already own, I can do some more asking around, but no promises!
This idea has been floating around for sometime now, but the release of Arturia’s iMini for iPad really got me to realize – the iPad has quite a variety of classic synth recreation apps…
What is it about the iPad that’s attracting so many classic synth recreations? I’ve got it narrowed down to a few contributing features…
1. Touch – A touch screen allows users to interact directly with the synthesizer, not through a keyboard and a mouse, you can literally drag and drop cables in iMS-20, turn knobs and sliders, ect…
2. It’s a second computer – Live setups can be complicated. Having a second computing device (especially on that’s as advanced as the iPad) allows musicians to have an extra screen to use software that may have otherwise been crammed onto a laptop along with several other VSTs. This will get exponentially better as soon as the iConnectMIDI 2+ and 4+ arrive with AudioPass Through.
4. Portability - This one’s a given.
5. Anything else? What do you like about producing on iPads? Leave a comment below!
Remember this? What if there was an iPad available in that size? Would you invest in such a thing? Do you think it’s a good idea? A bad idea? Apple’s going to have to enter the touch screen computing world someway or another, could this be the entry point? Share your thoughts in a comment below!
If this sounds like crazy idea to you, imagine using some of these apps on an iPad that’s 3 times as big…
There have been dozens of other attempts to turn the iPad into a full fledge musical instrument, the only thing that’s holding it back at this point is it’s screen size.
Do you want to use two instances of a synth with Audiobus? Simply download both the iPhone and iPad versions!
Sunrizer XS on the
Sunrizer on the
More synthesizers on the iOS Musician App Database
BeatMaker 2 on the